Why are you a good person? (assuming you actually are a good person)

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  1. kirstenblog profile image75
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    What is it that makes you a good person? Is it that God told you to and you fear the fires of hell? Is it something you even understand about yourself?

    My reason for trying daily to be a good person, the best I can be, is that I want to live in a better world. If I am ever to realize this desire come true then I have to actively make this a better world by contributing the good that can be found in this here world of ours.

    1. kess profile image60
      kessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      when one understands himself and realizes that he is life he would then do the things that belongs to it.

      others will merely go accoring to the wind... not knowing from where it comes neither to where it goes....

      1. kirstenblog profile image75
        kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That is pretty vague, have you considered a career in politics?
        No word on whether or not you believe yourself to be a good person let alone reasons explaining why you choose to be whatever it is you believe yourself to be. hmm

        1. kess profile image60
          kessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          yes indeed it will always be vague to whom it is vague...

          1. kirstenblog profile image75
            kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            So, somewhat meaningless then hmm

            You could make a killing in politics wink

            1. kess profile image60
              kessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              thank you mentor...

    2. pennyofheaven profile image79
      pennyofheavenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I am not good nor am I bad. I am good and I am bad. I don't try to be anything except authentic to what is naturally arising. When I am out of tune then the other descriptions of me come into play.

  2. Pearldiver profile image79
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    I am a Good Person because I tell off so called Greenies who only pretend to be Greenies.. by telling them NOT To Use Plastic Bags to pick up their Dog Crap with sad
    Real Greenies NEVER Use Plastic for such a job!! smile

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      Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      do they bring their own shovel, use a dead branch or their hands?  I've just written a hub about crap - hopefully it's not crap

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        china manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh - I can assure you it is crap, just try picking it up with your fingers !!!   or were you referring to your hub big_smile

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          Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          my hub has a warning - make sure you look before you sit & sh!t - might be snakes in the toilet.  Also, money really does get flushed down the toilet

  3. BobbiRant profile image62
    BobbiRantposted 7 years ago

    Simply because I don't sleep well being nasty to people.  Pricks my conscience.

    1. kirstenblog profile image75
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer, simple and very easy to understand smile
      I feel I can relate to your reasons, I always regret those times when I react with anger to situations, I know I am better then that and it feels downright crummy to fall that short of my real potential.

      1. Pearldiver profile image79
        Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh Thanks Mate! smile

        But Hey... Don't react with anger... or they will just let their dogs crap anywhere and walk away in case you growl at them! big_smile

        People are like that.. they'd rather look or walk away than pick their dog's crap! sad

        Nothing worse than having a picnic and Ohhhh Nooo Look at what you are sitting beside! yikes  A Greenie Plastic Bag yikes big_smile

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    china manposted 7 years ago

    Nobody can say if they are a good person - it is a subjective judgement and can only be made by others about us.  I would say.

    But then I am a really really good person some days, but then on those other dark, interesting, exotic days it is hard to tell.

    1. kirstenblog profile image75
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree so far as to say that a person can only really say that they try to be a good person, that they believe themselves to be good people, but to state it as a solid fact, I agree one cannot do that. Then again I don't thing that popular opinion of someone as being good necessarily makes them a good person either. Popular opinion tends to be as changeable as the wind hmm

      For me I believe a person can be a good person in spite of those bad days. Everyone can fall short of their potential for goodness for a number of reasons. I guess it partly comes down to what you do when you realize you you could have done better, or caused harm? Do you try to apologize, to 'fix' what you did that could have been harmful? If so then I would still call you a good person smile

  5. kirstenblog profile image75
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    PD, I think you can call yourself a good person simply because you consistently make me laugh! Laughter of course being the best medicine big_smile

    Now if I can figure out how to pick up dog poo with laughter I will be set! lol tongue

    1. Pearldiver profile image79
      Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I am told that it is all about technique and how you hold your mouth mate! big_smile

      1. kirstenblog profile image75
        kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ROFL!!! lol
        Can we have a visual demonstration? Please big_smile
        lol wink

        1. Pearldiver profile image79
          Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Not from me mate.... I don't lick butts or sheep! big_smile

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            china manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Oh come on - where else dig shagpile woollen carpets come from !!

          2. kirstenblog profile image75
            kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            sad
            I thought you were from New Zealand? tongue yikes

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              Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              hardly any sheep in NZ anymore - they've moved onto cows

              1. kirstenblog profile image75
                kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I wondered if I went to far with that joke, I have a weakness for bad jokes! yikes lol

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                  Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  will have to come up with cow jokes instead, as most farms are now dairy

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    china manposted 7 years ago

    Subjective judgement by others is not the same as popular opinion.  You are confusing dress sense with fashion.

    When I am bad - is nothing to do with what I do afterward, this is an idea from religion that should be discarded like a crappy doggie bag, plastic or otherwise.  At the moment of being bad I am being what I am and it is only by understanding my bad and then not repeating that behaviour that then makes me good.  Your idea conjures priests abusing some child then through abject remorse receiving absolutionwhichis good until next sunday morning when he does it again, and again, and again.

    1. kirstenblog profile image75
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think I get where you are coming from. I would be interested to compare your answer with others answers. Perhaps folks will have a nice discussion here about the nature of forgiveness and redemption in relation to the effort of being a good person, or improving oneself smile

  7. cpvr profile image60
    cpvrposted 7 years ago

    I'm a good person because I try to help others - I also believe in the lord, Jesus, as my savior, so I know what's good, and what's not.

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      china manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah right.

    2. kirstenblog profile image75
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Trying to help others sounds good smile
      I do wonder if, had you been born into an atheist community or other religious community, without the stories of Jesus do you honestly think you would have no ability to know what is good and what isn't? Or do you have some ingrained quality that would drive you to want to be good, say a sense of empathy? People who find it distressing to see others in distress are most likely to do something to relieve the distress of others. smile

  8. Pearldiver profile image79
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    (Or Countries!! Or COWS!! yikes )



    10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.............. NUKE!!! sad

  9. Dale Nelson profile image41
    Dale Nelsonposted 7 years ago

    LOL...Pearldiver

    Having a conscience creates good actions and morals. If you dont have a conscience, how would you ever feel that whatever you do or say is good or not.

  10. Rajab Nsubuga profile image59
    Rajab Nsubugaposted 7 years ago

    Out of consciousness, does being 'passive' make you 'good?'

    1. Pearldiver profile image79
      Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Not In a Boxing Match Mate! smile

      1. Bronson_Hub profile image60
        Bronson_Hubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I suspect that opening the doors for others to judge our self-worth and to make estimations on our inner workings probably doesn't promote healthy dialogue.

 
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